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Item title: Battle record, Buna
Title (romaji): Bunasen no kiroku
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (3DRL/7912)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial private records
AJRP series: AWM Japanese language material
AJRP sub-series: Captured Japanese diaries
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: 3DRL/7912
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series: Various
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 43 photocopied and typed pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Battle report
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 15/9/1942 to 2/1/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Yokosuka 5th Special Naval Landing Party
Names: YAMAMOTO Kiyoshi, Surgeon Lt; HIRUMA, Medical Officer Ensign
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This collection includes four items, a photocopied document of a battle record written by Surgeon Lieutenant YAMAMOTO Kiyoshi in Japanese; its English translation by Ray Cowan divided into two stapled documents; and a newspaper article from Melbourne Herald (23/2/1980) about Yamamoto' war service. This battle record was taken from a magazine to which Yamamoto, an emeritus professor of Gunma University that time contributed it some time prior to 1980. It is an abbreviated record in connection with the medical services during the last three mounts of the Allied offensive in Buna, and related telegraph messages sent and received are also included. The original record was presented by YAMAMOTO to the Medical Bureau of the Department of the Navy in 1943 after the battle. The record describes the confusion among Japanese soldiers during the fierce enemy attack and his duties to care wounded in the troubled period.
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Last modified:11/24/2005 12:47:23 PM
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